VERIDITAS ORGANIC YLANG YLANG CANANGA ODORATA
CALMING & FIRMING BEAUTY SCRUB
- 1/2 cup almond oil (or more to cover salt)
- 20 drops Lavender
- 14 drops Blue Chamomile
- 8 Drops Ylang Ylang
- 7 drops Rose Geranium
- 5 drops Neroli*
- 10 drops Rose Perfume
TREASURED PERFUME AND SYMBOL OF LOVE
Veriditas Botanicals offers a 100% pure USDA and EcoCert organic Ylang Ylang extra essential oil and Ylang Ylang hydrosol from Madagascar. Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) essential oil is an exotic floral with a heavy, narcotic, tropically sweet, floral aroma used a treasured perfume and symbol of love and beauty. Ylang Ylang, translated as flower of flowers, has a sensual aroma for relaxation, a euphoric, calming emotions and aphrodisiac effects. Ylang Ylang is a powerful aphrodisiac oil and a perfect organic valentines day perfume.
In the Philippines the bed should be covered with Ylang Ylang flowers for the wedding night. In Madagascar Ylang Ylang was used in coconut oil as a hair treatment to protect the hair from sand and salt water. In Ayurvedic terms it calm excess vata and excess pitta and is balancing to kapha. In TCM it calms shen (mind) and calms the heart meridian.
Ylang Ylang is a tropical tree in the botanical family of Annonaceae which originated in the Philippines and spread throughout Asia. The Ylang Ylang tree grows to 60 ft. in height with thin palm like leaves and for 20 days produces yellow flowers which exude a powerful fragrance at night.
Research in 2004 and 2006 by Thai and Australian research team found that Ylang Ylang essential oil had a harmonizing effect on blood pressure with decreased heart rate and increased alertness. The second study concluded again a decrease in blood pressure and increase in skin temperature.
Moss in 2006 released a study which showed Ylang Ylang essential oil increased calmness but decreased alertness and reaction time. According to the research it appears that Ylang Ylang has a measurable calming effect making it useful for massage and relaxation.
Ylang Ylang flowers must be picked by hand and carefully handled as bruised flowers will throw off the scent.
Its distilled in a unique way which produces several different grades or fractions. The steam from the still rises up through the Ylang Ylang flowers and then condenses into both the hydrosol and the essential oil.
YLANG YLANG GRADES
The grades are produced at different times in the distillation process:
- The first grade of essential oil is called Ylang Ylang extra and is removed after the first hour of distillation. Ylang Ylang extra is ideal for therapeutic uses as it contains more esters and terpene alcohols which give it a more calming effect and a rich aroma.
- The second grade is removed 3-4 hours later and known as Ylang Ylang #1.
- 5-6 hours later Ylang Ylang #3 is produced.
- All three grades combined is called Ylang Ylang complete.
Ylang Ylang has a powerful aroma which is very versatile in blending and has a large part in perfumery. It blends very well with Rose, Jasmine, Lemon, Bergamot, Ginger, Vanilla, Rose Geranium, Lavender, Frankincense and Clary Sage.
MAKE A RELAXING, BALANCING AND APHRODISIAC BLEND:
- 1 oz bottle of carrier oil (jojoba oil, marula or sunflower oil as long as it is cold pressed and organic)
- 4 drops Ylang Ylang
- 7-12 drops Lavender
- 6 drops Ginger
- 5 drops Clary Sage
- Apply to the whole body after or before a bath or shower
A RELAXING REMEDY
Carry this relaxing remedy with you and do a direct palm inhalation by putting a few drop of the oil on the palms rubbing them together and cupping the hands in front of the nose taking 3- 5 deep breaths. Then apply extra oils to the back of the neck, hands or areas of dry skin.
THIS VERIDITAS ESSENTIAL OILS IS LISTED ON THE GRAS LIST OF THE FDA.
“GRAS” is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excluded from the definition of a food additive.
This particular Veriditas essential oils is labeled without “external use only” printed on label implying that you can use these particular oils in food preparations, cooking/baking, medicinal preparations: such as medicinal honeys, cough syrups, tinctures, flower essences etc.
Please note this oil is only recommended for their INTENDED USE as a food additive, as the FDA only allows such approval and does not approve any essential oils or herbs to be used for disease or treating heath conditions. Therefore, Veriditas cannot make claims that essential oils have any health benefits.menthone.